Tagged: Environment Levy

Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme now open

February 23, 2017Posted in: Community

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Wingecarribee Shire Council has today launched the 2017 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme. Under the scheme, this year Council will distribute up to $130,000 to assist local not-for-profit organisations across the Shire. Monies can be sought to fund programs, equipment or capital works which aim to establish, improve or enhance cultural, sporting, welfare, health promotion, community...

Job completed for Wingecarribee River Green Army

February 22, 2017Posted in: Environment

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Following six months of intensive environmental work on the Wingecarribee River, the second round of Green Army participants are preparing to down tools as the rehabilitation project draws to a close. Attending the Burradoo graduation ceremony was Campbell Page’s National Green Army Program Manager, Kristie Kelly, members of the Bong Bong Common Management Committee and...

Controlling a national pest

February 20, 2017Posted in: Environment

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Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to release the latest strain of the rabbit calicivirus as part of a national program to control the feral pest. Council’s Natural Resource Project Coordinator Ian Perkins said wild rabbits cost the Australian economy over $200 million in lost agricultural production every year. “Feral rabbits are one of Australia’s most...

New Rivercare group for Bundanoon

December 16, 2016Posted in: Environment

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Reedy Creek in Bundanoon is set for a new lease of life following the formation of a dedicated Rivercare Group focussed on tackling the area. The group is the creation of residents of nearby Greasons Road in the north-west of the village who took it upon themselves to rehabilitate the Reedy Creek drainage reserve. Speaking...

New Bushcare group for Mansfield Reserve

November 30, 2016Posted in: Environment

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East Bowral’s Mansfield Reserve is set to receive a helping hand following the formation of a new Bushcare group focussed on tackling the area. Speaking at the inaugural working bee on Wednesday 23 November was Council’s Natural Resource Officer Paul Marshall. “Mansfield Reserve is a 34 hectare remnant bushland public reserve with high environmental value...